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Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation sets up working group on extending HPV vaccine to gay men

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  1. Robert in S. Kensington 19 Nov 2013, 2:15pm

    About bloody time! Implement it immediately!

    1. The vaccine is most effective if it is given around 13 before any likely infection with the virus strains protected by the vaccine, it has been found to be effective up to 18-25 in trials but that is dependant on likely exposure, the studies for whether the vaccine increases resistance after exposure to the HPV viruses in the Gardasil vaccine has so far not proved conclusive I am told.
      Yes it does protect against genital warts, but the other factors in the vaccine protect against cancer of the cervix, penis, anal cancer and mouth and throat cancer which can be caused by HPV infection. (Not all of the cancers which can occur in those areas are HPV related). With the proportion of men who have sex with men I do not see how they can come up with the idea of herd protection when only vaccinating less than 50% of the population. vaccination of girls is only < 80%. a clinical oncologist I know agrees. Vaccinating young guys on request would be an improvement on the present situation!

  2. Is this entirely wise considering the effectiveness of HPV and risks involved?
    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/07/16/hpv-vaccine-effectiveness.aspx

    Even the developer has condemned HPV as being “useless” and “dangerous”. Why now foist it upon gay men? Will this be AZT all over again?

  3. Staircase2 19 Nov 2013, 5:34pm

    Great news

    Although article fails to point out that the difference between genital warts and HPV related cancers is to do with HPV having many different strains, all of which cause different effects.

    This is something that almost all current reporting on the subject of HPV does and therefore clouds the issue and create unnecessary confusion and fear.

    It would be good if Pink News could address this please? Thanks

    1. Yes, absolutely.

  4. Do you have to specifically ask for this and explain why either as an adolescent boy or adult male?

    And is it effective for those of us 40+ as I thought it really had to be done around teenage years?

    1. My understanding is it would depend on whether you’ve already been exposed to the specific HPV strains that can cause cancers.

      As I said earlier, currently there is confusion in reporting which appears to suggest anyone catching HPV would be at risk of cancers as well as genital/anal warts but this is not apparently actually true.

      While there are two different vaccinations available for girls, there is apparently only one of them which would work for boys. As I understand it these vaccinate against the 4 most common cancer risk strains.

      My suggestion is for people to ask Doctors and staff about more information re HPV vaccination the next time they have an STI screening

  5. Can someone please explain why, when The Nationwide Liaison Association of Cervical Cancer Vaccine Victims and Parents in Japan assisted by some of Japan’s best medical scientists and a few politicians with strong morals are doing everything they can to get HPV vaccines banned from their country, and when even one of the lead researchers and developers of the HPV vaccine has warned it is dangerous and ineffective, this drug is now being imposed on gay men?

    Sources:
    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-500690_162-5253431.html
    http://www.naturalblaze.com/2013/11/hpv-vaccines-exposed-subterfuge-in.html?m=1

  6. Why, when one of the lead researchers and developers of the HPV vaccine has warned it is dangerous and ineffective, this drug is now being imposed on gay men? In Japan The Nationwide Liaison Association of Cervical Cancer Vaccine Victims and Parents with the co-operation of Japan’s best medical scientists and politicians with no links to the pharmaceutical industry are doing everything they can to get HPV vaccines banned from their country. Why is it now being foisted on us?

    Sources:
    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-500690_162-5253431.html
    http://www.naturalblaze.com/2013/11/hpv-vaccines-exposed-subterfuge-in.html?m=1

    Sources:
    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-500690_162-5253431.html
    http://www.naturalblaze.com/2013/11/hpv-vaccines-exposed-subterfuge-in.html?m=1

  7. Will Pink News be balancing the clamour to foist the HPV vaccine onto gay men with the very real concerns that are growing about its safety and effectiveness, not least those raised by one of the HPV vaccine’s lead researchers and developers Dr. Diana Harper, who told America’s network channel, CBS, that enough serious side effects have been reported after Gardasil use that the vaccine could prove riskier than the conditions it purports to prevent?
    Sources:
    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-500690_162-5253431.html
    http://www.naturalblaze.com/2013/11/hpv-vaccines-exposed-subterfuge-in.html?m=1

  8. Michael A. Snaith 19 Nov 2013, 7:21pm

    I agree with all the comments so far and this information comes at a time when health and social care is changing.

  9. They didn’t kill us all with AZT (yet) so now HPV is forced on us. Avoid at any cost.

  10. J Martin 18 Jan, 4:17am

    Sign the Downing street Petition so it gets brought up in Parliament

    http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/51192

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